• publish: 13 April 2019
  • time: 6:02 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 7762

New police chief introduced for Balkh province

General Ajmal Faiz has been introduced as new Police Chief of northern Balkh province a month after the appointment of Gen. Abdul Raqib Mubariz sparked political controversies.

Gen. Mubariz assumed charge as Police Chief of Balkh in mid-March amid tense security situation in Mazar-e-Sharif city.

He was accompanied by a convoy of Special Forces after former governor of Balkh and Chief Executive of Jamiat-e-Islami Ata Mohammad Noor opposed with his appointment as new Police Chief of the province.

An agreement was reached between government and Mr. Noor to ease tensions following a visit of acting ministers of defense and interior to Mazar-e-Sharif city.

Noor had earlier warned that he would use all options if the government failed to take practical steps to implement the agreement regarding Balkh issue.

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